Saturday, May 17, 2008

There's no place like home...


I'm writing this from my home, my desk, my chair, and my kitty is on my lap. It feels wonderful to be here. When I don't think about all that has to be done today, all that has to get finished before I leave again tomorrow. Then, I wonder where I could be that wouldn't cause such stress. Because I do have many things to finish in the next 24 hours. One of them is my laundry - good heavens, dressing this way causes a lot of fricking laundry. Another thing that I have to do today, is find a place to live. And that means another two hours in the car to the city, and then of course, another two hours driving back. But I also get to see all my kiddos for our Mother's Day celebration, and that will be great. So....


I did survive the week, although at times I wondered if I would. This training is quite different than any other I have been involved in, and I have been in MANY training situations in my life, in one job I had, I was away for training one whole week out of every month...but anyway, I have never been told in TRAINING before that usually some don't make it, that often, some decide that they have made a mistake in choosing the job, or that one of the jobs of the trainers is to make sure that those there before them are the right candidates for the position being trained for, and if not, they relieve them of their duties right there and then. That is a bit of a new twist to me, always in my past, if you're hired, you're hired, and you get to at least begin the new job. Because I have been hired to be in the top store position, and have missed the first couple of steps in the up-the-ladder hierarchy, I am expected to be doubly good, and I was told that specifically this week. Pressure, perhaps? I am going to be part doctor, part counselor, and mostly a SALESPERSON, as well as the leader. Can I do it? Yes, I can...if I am given enough time to learn it, you bet your ass I can do it. OMG - did I just say ass? That is a no-no word in my new profession...LOL I was also very sharply told that my store is the highest producing store in the area, and I should take it as a compliment that I have been chosen to take over that one, as well as a warning, as I am expected to carry on in the current manner. Brown bottle, anyone?


But for now, I am home. I have a ton of studying to do at some point...and I am going to have a little fun later today. Other than that...I have no idea. I'll catch you all later. :)

14 comments:

Beth said...

wow....girl you ahve alot going on right now!!! take the day and veg a little bit....and you are so going to kick ASS at your new job! Don't tell them I said ASS! ;)

Gypsy said...

Go forth and conquer my friend. You will always be a winner because you've got sass and class and you will ace it all the way.

Try and have a little relaxation in amongst all that "to do" stuff and don't worry about catching up with all of us. I'm so far behind it's not funny but I am whittling away at all my unread posts in Reader bit by bit. Now if only everyone would stop bloody posting for a few days I might actually have a jope in hades of catching up.

Gypsy said...

Oooops that was HOPE in hades not jope...I just invented a new word....

SOUL: said...

i like gypsys new word-- at first i thought it was an aussie thing :))
i reckon it is now.

anyhow-- YOU do kick ass-- and you will kick ass-- and deep down you know that already.

i know you're hatin on the new wardrobe. ugh. good luck gettin the rest of the stuff you need.. so you can put an end to shopping hell.

i hope today-- and especially tonight go off without a hitch-- i hope it's all laughter and fun for all of you.

(this is me-- clickin my smoothie to your brown bottle--
go get em jamie!!)

oxox

Golden To Silver Val said...

Good job Jamie!! Of course WE all knew you could do this blindfolded. Question is...do you really WANT to. But that is something only you can answer. If you gotta work...may it be something you enjoy. Good luck on your abode hunting...apartment or house...I hope you find just what you want and its PERFECT for you. Big hugs...big SUPPORTIVE hugs.

Brad said...

Don't let the corporate shills get to you - You know all this of course - but wait till you get to know your first two levels of management before you form a strong opinion. If they're cool your gonna rock at this. XOXO

Brad said...

Hon - would you ask gypsy to invite me in to her blog ?

Gypsy - I can't reply to your comment! I'm a good bloke - really !

CRUSTYBEEF said...

WELCOME HOME! I am rather tired, But i just wanted to say happy homes are great when you've been away...I'm glad you're home safe and that the training is behind you!
Enjoy being in your bed!
Always,
Elizabeth

Kelly Jene said...

Holy cow... they really lay down the law don't they?

What's funny though is I know you can do it and you'll be darn good at it too!

And if everyone else cries mercy and leaves there you will be ... the last one standing!

Cheryl said...

You're packing a lot in this weekend. Glad to hear you've scheduled in some fun. Fun is necessary. Especially from the sound of your training. What stress. What a challenge. I hope the opportunity is worth the work.

Mary said...

I'm a bit behind and will catch up as soon as I rest a bit. Your upcoming job sounds lake a fast pace, high pressure position. You're right - you can do it. Bet your ass you can. That's right, I said ass - they can't fire me.

ac said...

I'm glad you got home for the weekend if even you don't get to sit down for five minutes. I know you'll be happy to get this next week behind you. I'll be thinking about you and hoping it goes smoothly, quickly, and painlessly! ac

Foster Communications said...

Enjoy your Mother's Day celebration!

(Maybe you better pack a flask for MN...)

JYankee said...

wow...lots to do...and yeah..i guess we have to watch our language in THOSE kinds of situations... ick.. keep it together... you will definitely do well!